THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS TO TEACH WRITING VIEWED FROM STUDENTS’ INTEREST (An Experimental Study at the Tenth Grade Students of SMK N 1 Pabelan, Semarang Regency in the Academic Year of 2012/ 2013)

Sulistyani, Desi Eka (2014) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS TO TEACH WRITING VIEWED FROM STUDENTS’ INTEREST (An Experimental Study at the Tenth Grade Students of SMK N 1 Pabelan, Semarang Regency in the Academic Year of 2012/ 2013). Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    This research aims at finding out whether: (1) Graphic Organizers method is more effective than Direct Instruction method to teach writing at the tenth grade students of SMK N 1 Pabelan, Semarang Regency in the academic year of 2012/ 2013; (2) the students who have high interest have better writing skill than those who have low interest; (3) there is an interaction between teaching methods and interest in teaching writing. This research is experimental study which was conducted at the tenth grade students of SMK N 1 Pabelan, Semarang Regency. The population of the research is the tenth grade students. The samples were two classes. In taking the sample, a cluster random sampling was used. Each class was divided into two groups (the students who have high interest and low interest). Then, the techniques which were used to collect the data were questionnaire for getting the data of the students’ interest and writing test for getting the data of the students’ writing skill. The data were analyzed by using multifactor analysis of ANOVA 2 x 2. Before conducting the ANOVA test, normality and homogeneity test were conducted. Based on the analysis, there are some research findings: (1) Graphic Organizers method is more effective than Direct Instruction method to teach writing at the first year students of SMK Negeri 1 Pabelan in the academic year of 2012/ 2013; (2) the students having high interest have better writing skill than the students having low interest; and (3) there is no interaction between teaching methods and the level of interest in teaching writing. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that Graphic Organizers method is proved as a method which is effective to teach writing. Moreover, it is suggested to the teacher to implement graphic organizers in teaching writing. The teachers should be creative in exploring Graphic Organizers method in teaching writing and the students are expected to always improve their compentency in reading. Hopefully, the research findings can be beneficial for teachers in determining and selecting the teaching method for their students, particularly in teaching writing. Keywords: writing, graphic organizers, Direct Instruction Method, interest, experimental study

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat - LPPM
    Depositing User: Mohammad Fatchurrohman
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 11:03
    Last Modified: 12 May 2014 11:03
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/16200

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